NBC and VERSUS Continue to Do Right By Hockey with 2011-12 Schedule

I got on a lot of people’s cases last year when it came to NBC. That was a season in which the Rangers and Flyers – for much of the country (one of the Rangers/Flyers games only showed in 50% of the nation due to regional coverage) – played each other three times. When NBC, as a network, had 11 timeslots in which they showed hockey last year, and more than 25% of them contained the same match-up, it’s simply not serving hockey fans well.

The other big problem I had was that NBC would put what I refer to as “patsy games” up against major market showdowns, making almost a joke of the flex scheduling arrangement. It is an insult to fans of Tampa Bay and St. Louis to see their game held on to NBC up until two weeks before the game so they can officially take Penguins/Capitals. Flex scheduling is a minor inconvenience to fans with a ticket, but don’t make it one in markets that you have no intention of showing hockey games to.

NBC has gone a long way toward rectifying their problems. While flex scheduling remains, the network will instead show the game they choose not to flex on NBC Sports Network later in the day. Also, the “patsy games” have been eliminated. In many of the weeks in which NBC and NBCSN will have a flex game (three games are non-flex due to their being only one choice, while one other week will partake in the old school way of sending the lesser game back to the RSNs) there are two solid, major market choices. The better of the two games airs on NBC, the secondary goes to NBCSN. The final day of the season, the best game gets on NBC, the two next best ones create a doubleheader on NBCSN, and the least important goes back to the RSNs, where it’ll probably belong.

Hockey Day in America continuing is another improvement. This season, the games will get more western teams involved, even if for St. Louis, Chicago and San Jose they will be morning telecasts. Boston-Minnesota is an excellent choice if you’re choosing to showcase hockey across the country. You’ll have to hope the Wild are still hanging around in February to get the full effect, but it’s a very good call to try and give Minnesota the national spotlight. You’ve gotta’ figure that once that team figures it out and becomes a perennial contender they’ll be featured on NBC more often. Same with St. Louis, a team that draws some of the best local numbers in hockey. One complaint: the triple-header game on NBCSN takes place in Montreal, with the Devils facing the Habs. Couldn’t get an American team at home for that?

It is petty, however, to complain much about what NBC Sports Group is doing as far as scheduling. The network that will be known as NBC Sports Network come January will finally become the home for hockey on a nightly basis that NHL fans probably dreamed it could be when the league signed with OLN back in 2005, to get the sport away from being marginalized on ESPN. The best teams and biggest markets are going to combine to get the most games. The fact is, they are stretching out west and south, even if those teams are on the road. Anaheim gets six games on VERSUS/NBCSN, Dallas has seven, Los Angeles has five, Minnesota has nine, San Jose has five, and Tampa has a remarkable 10 games on the network.

The teams are one thing, the number of games are another. Hockey three nights a week nationally. Combine the NHL Network (if you get it) and NBC come January, and there will long stretches where every night features a hockey game nationally. January 10-25 will feature 16 straight days of nationally televised NHL games, with 20 airing during the stretch. From March 24th through the end of the season, NHL Network, NBC or NBCSN will be airing at least a game. Every week from January on will feature live hockey on NBCSN from Sunday-Wednesday. That’s almost magical-sounding after living through many years of only Monday/Tuesdays on OLN/VERSUS.

Give credit to VERSUS/NBCSN for attempting to make some other changes. Hockey Central becoming NHL Live shows that the network is looking to re-tool it’s at times unceasingly boring studio show a bit (for the record, I’ve asked some folks if NHL Live on NHL Network will go through a name change, and I will let you know when there is a definitive answer). Mike Emrick, Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire, Jeremy Roenick and others becoming full-time employees shows an even further extended commitment to the game, and it shows that they’re willing to go after top flight talent. Though it had flaws, NHL Overtime needs to exist. Not everyone gets NHL Network, and it is good that NHL On the Fly has a competitor.

We are probably not done seeing the full extent of the change NBC Sports Group wants to make. This will be a process that likely won’t be completed until at least next year, when the network grabs a full season under it’s belt as NBCSN, has attempted to launch some shows, and starts it’s MLS coverage as summertime filler. By next fall, an NFL package could populate the early fall months and serve as a great launching pad for hockey. The point is, this is a start. But it is a hell of a start if you can throw 90 games at me and just flat out show me some hockey every night. That’s really all we want.

VERSUS/NBC Sports Network NHL Schedule By Day of the Week: Is There An Emphasis On Quality Games For Particular Nights?

This was something I pondered over the weekend. Did certain nights of the VERSUS broadcast week (let’s ignore Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which get only a handful of games at the start and end of the season, and Sunday, which features largely flexed games) get better games than others. We’ll do it fairly simply: List all the games airing on a particular night, and then the percentage of appearances in those games filled by playoff teams.

I’ll also factor in other things: appearances by Canadian teams, appearances by the so-called “NBC Seven,” the teams that typically make up NHL on NBC games:

  • Detroit
  • Chicago
  • Washington
  • Philadelphia
  • Boston
  • NY Rangers
  • Pittsburgh

Here we go.

Mondays

Oct. 10 – Tampa Bay vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 17 – Colorado vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 31 – San Jose vs. NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 7 – NY Islanders vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 14 – Buffalo vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 21 – Boston vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 28 – Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 – Phoenix vs. Chicago, 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 12 – New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 19 – Anaheim vs. Dallas, 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Dallas vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 2 – San Jose vs. Vancouver, 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 16 – Dallas vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 – St. Louis vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6 – Detroit vs. Phoenix, 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 13 – San Jose vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 20 – Washington vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27 – New Jersey vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 5 – Buffalo vs. Winnipeg, 8:00 p.m.

Mar. 12 – Anaheim vs. Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Mar. 19 – New Jersey vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 26 – Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 2 – Washington vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m.

Games: 23
Appearances: 46
Appearances by 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff teams:
30 (65.2%)
Appearances by Canadian teams: 5 (10.8%)
Appearances by the “NBC Seven”:
13 (28.2%)

Tuesday

Oct. 11 – Florida vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 – Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 – Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 – Anaheim vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 – Carolina vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 – Colorado vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 – Los Angeles vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 – Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 – Detroit vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 – San Jose vs. Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Dec. 20 – Chicago vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 27 – St. Louis vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 3 – Detroit vs. Dallas, 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 10 – San Jose vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 17 – Nashville vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 24 – Minnesota vs. Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Jan. 31 – Washington vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 7 – Los Angeles vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 14 – Anaheim vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 – Detroit vs. Chicago, 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 28 – Los Angeles vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 6 – Minnesota vs. Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Mar. 13 – Carolina vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 20 – Phoenix vs. Dallas, 8:00 p.m.

Mar. 27 – Tampa Bay vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 4 – Detroit vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Games: 26
Appearances: 52
Appearances by 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff teams: 33 (63%)
Appearances by Canadian teams:
0 (0%)
Appearances by “the NBC Seven”:
18 (34.6%)

Wednesdays

Wednesdays

Oct. 12 – Boston vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 2 – Philadelphia vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 – Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 16 – New Jersey vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 – Tampa Bay vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 – Philadelphia vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14 – Chicago vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 – Philadelphia vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 – NY Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 4 – Boston vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 – Pittsburgh vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 18 – Buffalo vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25 – Detroit vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 – NY Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 – Boston vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 15 – Boston vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 22 – Los Angeles vs. Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Feb. 29 – Pittsburgh vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 7 – Toronto vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 14 – Colorado vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 21 – Detroit vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 28 – Detroit vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 4 – Detroit vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

Games: 23
Appearances: 46
Appearances by 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff teams: 35 (76%)
Appearances by Canadian teams:
3 (6.5%)
Appearances by “the NBC Seven”:
23 (50%)

The National Hockey League’s 2011-12 US Television Schedule

Here’s a day-by-day account of what games will be available to the NHL fan in America this season, enjoy.

UPDATE: Now includes NCAA Hockey on VERSUS schedule.

Oct. 6
7:00
Philadelphia vs. Boston (VERSUS)
10:00
Pittsburgh vs. Vancouver (VERSUS)

Oct. 7
1:00
NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles (VERSUS)

Oct. 8
1:00
NY Rangers vs. Anaheim (VERSUS)
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Boston (NHL Network)

Oct. 9
5:00
Montreal vs. Winnipeg (NHL Network)

Oct. 10
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Washington (VERSUS)

Oct. 11
7:30
Florida vs. Pittsburgh (VERSUS)

Oct. 12
7:30
Boston vs. Carolina (VERSUS)

Oct. 13
7:00
Washington vs. Pittsburgh (NHL Network)

Oct. 15
8:30
Boston vs. Chicago (NHL Network)

Oct. 17
7:00
Colorado vs. Toronto (VERSUS)

Oct. 18
7:30
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota (VERSUS)

Oct. 20
7:00
Washington vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)

Oct. 22
4:00
Minnesota vs. Vancouver (NHL Network)
7:00
Detroit vs. Washington (NHL Network)

Oct. 25
7:30
Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo (VERSUS)

Oct. 27
7:00
Montreal vs. Boston (NHL Network)

Oct. 28
7:30
San Jose vs. Detroit (NHL Network)

Oct. 29
3:00
Ottawa vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)
7:00
Boston vs. Montreal (NHL Network)

Oct. 31
7:00
San Jose vs. NY Rangers (VERSUS)

Nov. 1
7:30
Anaheim vs. Washington (VERSUS)

Nov. 2
7:30
Philadelphia vs. Buffalo (VERSUS)

Nov. 3
7:00
Anaheim vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)

Nov. 4
7:30
Chicago vs. Tampa Bay (NHL Network)

Nov. 5
7:00
Montreal vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)

Nov. 7
7:00
NY Islanders vs. Boston (VERSUS)

Nov. 8
7:30
Carolina vs. New Jersey (VERSUS)

Nov. 9
7:30 Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay (VERSUS)

Nov. 11
7:00 Washington vs. New Jersey (NHL Network)

Nov. 12
7:00
New Jersey vs. Washington (NHL Network)

Nov. 14
7:00
Buffalo vs. Montreal (VERSUS)

Nov. 15
7:30
Colorado vs. Pittsburgh (VERSUS)

Nov. 16
7:30
New Jersey vs. Buffalo (VERSUS)

Nov. 17
7:30
Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay (NHL Network)

Nov. 19
4:00
Detroit vs. Los Angeles (NHL Network)
7:00
NY Rangers vs. Montreal (NHL Network)

Nov. 21
7:30
Boston vs. Montreal (VERSUS)

Nov. 22
7:30
Los Angeles vs. St. Louis (VERSUS)

Nov. 25
1:00
Detroit vs. Boston (NBC)
4:00
NY Rangers vs. Washington (NHL Network)

Nov. 26
2:00
Philadelphia vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Montreal (NHL Network)

Nov. 28
7:30 Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota (VERSUS)

Nov. 29
7:30
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers (VERSUS)

Nov. 30
7:30
Tampa Bay vs. Detroit (VERSUS)

Dec. 1
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Washington (NHL Network)

Dec. 2
7:30
Detroit vs. Buffalo (NHL Network)

Dec. 3
3:30
Montreal vs. Los Angeles (NHL Network)
7:00
Toronto vs. Boston (NHL Network)

Dec. 5
8:00
Phoenix vs. Chicago (VERSUS)

Dec. 6
7:30
Detroit vs. St. Louis (VERSUS)

Dec. 7
7:30
Philadelphia vs. Buffalo (VERSUS)

Dec. 8
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)

Dec. 10
3:00 Montreal vs. New Jersey (NHL Network)
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)

Dec. 12
7:00
New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay (VERSUS)

Dec. 13
9:00
San Jose vs. Colorado (VERSUS)

Dec. 14
7:30
Chicago vs. Minnesota (VERSUS)

Dec. 15
7:30
Philadelphia vs. Montreal (VERSUS)

Dec. 17
1:00
Boston vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)
7:00
Los Angeles vs. Detroit (NHL Network)

Dec. 19
8:00
Anaheim vs. Dallas (VERSUS)

Dec. 20
7:30
Chicago vs. Pittsburgh (VERSUS)

Dec. 21
7:30
Philadelphia vs. Dallas (VERSUS)

Dec. 23
7:00
Philadelphia vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)

Dec. 26
7:30
Dallas vs. St. Louis (VERSUS)

Dec. 27
7:30
St. Louis vs. Detroit (VERSUS)

Dec. 28
7:30
NY Rangers vs. Washington (VERSUS)

Dec. 31
7:00
Boston University vs. Notre Dame (VERSUS)

Jan. 1
6:00
Calgary vs. Nashville (NHL Network)

Jan. 2
1:00
NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia (NBC)
8:00
San Jose vs. Vancouver (NBCSN)

Jan. 3
8:00
Detroit vs. Dallas (NBCSN)

Jan. 4
7:30 Boston vs. New Jersey (NBCSN)

Jan. 6
7:00
NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh (NHL Network)
7:30
Dartmouth vs. RPI (NBCSN)

Jan. 7
1:00
Vancouver vs. Boston (NHL Network)
7:00
Detroit vs. Toronto (NHL Network)

Jan. 8
7:30
Detroit vs. Chicago (NBCSN)

Jan. 10
7:30
San Jose vs. Minnesota (NBCSN)

Jan. 11
7:30
Pittsburgh vs. Washington (NBCSN)

Jan. 12
7:00
Montreal vs. Boston (NHL Network)

Jan. 13
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Washington (NHL Network)
7:30
Minnesota-Duluth vs. Nebraska-Omaha (NBCSN)

Jan. 14
12:30
Chicago vs. Detroit (NBC)
3:00
Colorado vs. Dallas (NHL Network)
7:00
NY Rangers vs. Toronto (NHL Network)

Jan. 15
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Montreal (NBCSN)

Jan. 16
7:30
Dallas vs. St. Louis (NBCSN)

Jan. 17
7:30
Nashville vs. NY Rangers (NBCSN)

Jan. 18
7:30
Buffalo vs. Chicago (NBCSN)

Jan. 19
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)

Jan. 20
7:00
Montreal vs. Pittsburgh (NHL Network)
7:30
Michigan vs. Notre Dame (NBCSN)

Jan 21
1:00
NY Rangers vs. Boston (NHL Network)
4:00
San Jose vs. Vancouver (NHL Network)
7:00
Montreal vs. Toronto (NHL Network)

Jan. 22
12:30
Boston vs. Philadelphia OR Washington vs. Pittsburgh (NBC)

Jan. 23
7:30
St. Louis vs. Detroit (NBCSN)

Jan. 24
9:00
Minnesota vs. Colorado (NBCSN)

Jan. 25
7:30
Detroit vs. Montreal (NBCSN)

Jan. 27
TBD
All-Star Fantasy Draft (NBCSN)
7:30
Yale vs. Harvard (NBCSN)

Jan. 28
TBD
Skills Competition (NBCSN)

Jan. 29
TBD
All-Star Game (NBCSN)

Jan. 31
7:30
Washington vs. Tampa Bay (NBCSN)

Feb. 1
7:30
NY Rangers vs. Buffalo (NBCSN)

Feb. 2
7:00
Carolina vs. Boston (NHL Network)

Feb. 3
7:30
Cornell vs. RPI (NBCSN)

Feb. 4
1:00 Pittsburgh vs. Boston (NHL Network)
7:00
Los Angeles vs. Carolina (NHL Network)

Feb. 5
12:30
Boston vs. Washington (NBCSN)

Feb. 6
8:00
Detroit vs. Phoenix (NBCSN)

Feb. 7
7:30
Los Angeles vs. Tampa Bay (NBCSN)

Feb. 8
7:30
Boston vs. Buffalo (NBCSN)

Feb. 9
7:00
Toronto vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)

Feb. 10
7:30
Anaheim vs. Detroit (NHL Network)
7:30
Boston College vs. Vermont (NBCSN)
10:00
Minnesota vs. Denver (NBCSN)

Feb. 11
2:00
Winnipeg vs. Pittsburgh (NHL Network)
7:00
Montreal vs. Toronto (NHL Network) 

Feb. 12
12:30
Washington vs. NY Rangers OR Philadelphia vs. Detroit (NBC)
7:30 Washington vs. NY Rangers OR Philadelphia vs. Detroit (NBCSN)

Feb. 13
7:30
San Jose vs. Washington (NBCSN)

Feb. 14
7:30
Anaheim vs. Minnesota (NBCSN)

Feb. 15
7:30 Boston vs. Montreal (NBCSN)

Feb. 16
7:00
Chicago vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)

Feb. 17
7:30
Dartmouth vs. Yale (NBCSN)

Feb. 18
1:00
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)
7:00
Washington vs. Tampa Bay (NHL Network)

Feb. 19
12:00
San Jose vs. Detroit (NBC)
12:00
St. Louis vs. Chicago (NBC)
12:00
Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo (NBC)
3:00
Boston vs. Minnesota (NBC)
6:00
New Jersey vs. Montreal (NBCSN)

Feb. 20
7:30
Washington vs. Carolina (NBCSN)

Feb. 21
8:00
Detroit vs. Chicago (NBCSN)

Feb. 22
9:00
Los Angeles vs. Colorado (NBCSN)

Feb. 23
7:30
Vancouver vs. Detroit (NHL Network)

Feb. 24
7:30
Boston University vs. Vermont (NBCSN)
10:00
North Dakota vs. Denver (NBCSN)

Feb. 25
1:00
Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh (NHL Network)
8:00
Chicago vs. Los Angeles (NHL Network)

Feb. 26
6:00
Chicago vs. Anaheim (NBCSN)

Feb. 27
7:30
New Jersey vs. NY Rangers (NBCSN)

Feb. 28
7:30
Los Angeles vs. Minnesota (NBCSN)

Feb. 29
7:30
Pittsburgh vs. Dallas (NBCSN)

Mar. 2
7:30
NY Rangers vs. Tampa Bay (NHL Network)
7:30
Denver vs. Nebraska-Omaha (NBCSN)

Mar. 3
7:00
Toronto vs. Montreal (NHL Network)

Mar. 4
12:30
Boston vs. NY Rangers OR Philadelphia vs. Washington (NBC)
4:00
Chicago vs. Detroit (NHL Network)
7:00
Boston vs. NY Rangers OR Philadelphia vs. Washington (NBCSN)

Mar. 5
8:00
Buffalo vs. Winnipeg (NBCSN)

Mar. 6
9:00
Minnesota vs. Colorado (NBCSN)

Mar. 7
7:30
Toronto vs. Pittsburgh (NBCSN)

Mar. 8
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Washington (NHL Network)

Mar. 9
7:30
Hockey East Quarterfinals (NBCSN)
8:30
NY Rangers vs. Chicago (NHL Network)

Mar. 10
1:00
Washington vs. Boston (NHL Network)
7:00
Philadelphia vs. Toronto (NHL Network)

Mar. 11
12:30
Los Angeles vs. Chicago OR Boston vs. Pittsburgh (NBC)
7:00
Los Angeles vs. Chicago OR Boston vs. Pittsburgh (NBCSN)

Mar. 12
9:00
Anaheim vs. Colorado (NBCSN)

Mar. 13
7:30
Carolina vs. NY Rangers (NBCSN)

Mar. 14
7:30
Colorado vs. Buffalo (NBCSN)

Mar. 15
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)

Mar. 16
5:00
Hockey East Semifinal (NBCSN)
8:00
Hockey East Semifinal (NBCSN)

Mar. 17
1:00
Philadelphia vs. Boston (NHL Network)
7:00
St. Louis vs. Tampa Bay (NHL Network)
8:00
Hockey East Final (NBCSN)

Mar. 18
12:30
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia OR Washington vs. Chicago (NBC)
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia OR Washington vs. Chicago (NBCSN)

Mar. 19
7:30
New Jersey vs. NY Rangers (NBCSN)

Mar. 20
8:00
Phoenix vs. Dallas (NBCSN)

Mar. 21
7:30
Detroit vs. NY Rangers (NBCSN)

Mar. 22
7:00
Washington vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)

Mar. 24
7:00
Montreal vs. Philadelphia (NHL Network)
9:00
Boston vs. Los Angeles (NHL Network)

Mar. 25
5:00
Minnesota vs. Washington (NBCSN)
7:30
Nashville vs. Chicago (NBCSN)

Mar. 26
7:30
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia (NBCSN)

Mar. 27
7:30
Tampa Bay vs. Boston (NBCSN)

Mar. 28
7:30
Detroit vs. Columbus (NBCSN)

Mar. 29
7:00 Washington vs. Boston (NHL Network)

Mar. 30
7:30
Montreal vs. NY Rangers (NHL Network)

Mar. 31
1:00
Boston vs. NY Islanders (NHL Network)
7:00 Montreal vs. Washington (NHL Network)

Apr. 1
12:30
Boston vs. NY Rangers OR Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (NBC)
7:00
Boston vs. NY Rangers OR Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (NBCSN)

Apr. 2
7:00
Washington vs. Tampa Bay (NBCSN)

Apr. 3
7:30 Pittsburgh vs. Boston (NBCSN)

Apr. 4
7:30
Detroit vs. St. Louis (NBCSN)

Apr. 5
9:00
Columbus vs. Colorado (NBCSN)

Apr. 6
7:30
Phoenix vs. St. Louis (NBCSN)

Apr. 7
12:30
Buffalo vs. Boston, Washington vs. NY Rangers, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, OR Chicago vs. Detroit (NBC)
5:00 Buffalo vs. Boston, Washington vs. NY Rangers, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, OR Chicago vs. Detroit (NBCSN)
7:30 Buffalo vs. Boston, Washington vs. NY Rangers, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, OR Chicago vs. Detroit (NBCSN)

Jeremy Roenick Signs 5-Year Deal With NBC

From James Mirtle of The Globe & Mail:

During a rare quiet moment in the day, he intimated that he’s adjusted to life off the ice just fine in the two years since retiring, recently signing a five-year deal with NBC to be one of the faces of the NHL’s new broadcast deal in the United States.

 

He’ll also likely be on television often in this country as part of CBC’s Battle of the Blades, reprising his role as a judge on the popular hockey-player-turned-figure-skater show.

 

So while some of Roenick’s running mates during his playing career such as Brendan Shanahan, Steve Yzerman and Joe Nieuwendyk have gigs with the league or as general managers, JR’s far more comfortable being this generation’s loudmouth TV personality.

 

Already tabbed as potentially becoming the American answer to Don Cherry, Roenick’s profile should soar to new heights given NBC’s 10-year deal with the league includes new pre- and postgame shows, 100 regular-season games and far more playoff coverage.

 

Here’s the National Television Schedule For Each of the 30 NHL Teams

All of these games will be done by country. For example, American teams will display their games on American networks (NBC Sports Group, NHL Network), and Canadian teams will get Canadian networks (CBC/TSN/TSN2/RDS)

NOTE: All NHL Network and select VERSUS games are non-exclusive in local markets, meaning they may air on regional sports networks. All times local.

Anaheim (6 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 0 on NBC, 2 on NHL Network,

Oct. 8 vs. NY Rangers, 10:00 a.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 1 at Washington, 4:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 3
at NY Rangers, 4:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 19 at Dallas, 5:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Feb. 10
at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 14 at Minnesota, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 26
vs. Chicago, 4:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 12
at Colorado, 6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

Boston (7 on NBC, 7 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 16 on NHL Network)
Oct. 6 vs. Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 8 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 12
at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 15
at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 27
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 29
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 21
at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 25
vs. Detroit, 1:00 p.m. (NBC)
Dec. 3
vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 17
at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 4
at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 7
vs. Vancouver, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 12
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 21
vs. NY Rangers, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 22
at Philadelphia, TBD (NBC Flex/RSN)
Feb. 2
vs. Carolina, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 4
vs. Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 5
at Washington, 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 8
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 15
at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 19
at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Mar. 4
at NY Rangers, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 10
vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 11 
at Pittsburgh, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 17
vs. Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 24 at Los Angeles, 9:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 29
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 31
at NY Islanders, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Apr. 1
at NY Rangers, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Apr. 7
vs. Boston, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN)

Buffalo (2 on NBC, 10 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 1 on NHL Network)
Oct. 25 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 2
vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 14
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 16
vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 2
vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 7
vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 18
at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 1
vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 8
vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 19
vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Mar. 5
at Winnipeg, 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 14
vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 7
at Boston, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN) 

Calgary (12 on CBC, 10 on TSN)
Oct. 8
vs. Pittsburgh, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 15
at Toronto, 5:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 20
vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 1
vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 12
at Colorado, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 23
at Detroit, 5:00 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 29
vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 3
at Edmonton, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 10
vs. Edmonton, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 22
vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Jan. 7
vs. Calgary, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 14
vs. Los Angeles, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 21
at Edmonton, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 3
vs. Chicago, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 8
at San Jose, 8:00 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 11
vs. Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 16
at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 18
at Los Angeles, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 25
vs. Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 27
vs. St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 13
vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 31
at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)

Carolina (0 on NBC, 4 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 2 on NHL Network)
Oct. 12 vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 8
at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Feb. 2
at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 4
vs. Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 20
vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 13
at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

Chicago (6 on NBC, 7 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 6 on NHL Network))
Oct. 15 vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 4
at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 5
vs. Phoenix, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 14
at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 20
at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 8
vs. Detroit, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 14
at Detroit, 11:30 a.m. (NBC)
Jan. 18
vs. Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 16
at NY Rangers, 6:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 19
vs. St. Louis, 11:30 a.m. (NBC)
Feb. 21
vs. Detroit, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 25
at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 26
at Anaheim, 6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 4
at Detroit, 3:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 9
vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 11
vs. Los Angeles, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 18
vs. Washington, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 25
vs. Nashville, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 7
at Detroit, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN)

Colorado (0 on NBC, 9 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 1 on NHL Network)
Oct. 17 at Toronto, 5:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 15
at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 13
vs. San Jose, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 14
at Dallas, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network) 
Jan. 24 vs. Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 22
vs. Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 6
vs. Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 12
vs. Anaheim, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 14
at Buffalo, 5:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 5
vs. Columbus, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

Columbus (0 on NBC, 2 on NBCSN, 0 on NHL Network)
Mar. 28 vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 5
at Colorado, 9:00 p.m. (NBCSN) 

Dallas (7 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 1 on NHL Network) 
Dec. 19
vs. Anaheim, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 21
vs. Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 26
at St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 3
vs. Detroit, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 14
vs. Colorado, 2:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 16
at St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 29 vs. Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 20
vs. Phoenix, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN) 

Detroit (5 on NBC, 9 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 9 on NHL Network)
Oct. 22
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 26
vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 19
at Los Angeles, 4:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 25
at Boston, 1:00 p.m. (NBC)
Nov. 30
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 2
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 6
at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 17
vs. Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 27
vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 3
at Dallas, 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 7
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 8
at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 14
vs. Chicago, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Jan. 23
vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 25
at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Feb. 6
at Phoenix, 8:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Feb. 10
vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 12
vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Feb. 19
vs. San Jose, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Feb. 21
at Chicago, 8:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Feb. 23
vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 4
vs. Chicago, 4:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 21
at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 28
at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 4
at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 7
vs. Chicago, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN)

Edmonton (12 on CBC, 10 on TSN)
Oct. 15
vs. Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 22
vs. NY Rangers, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 27
vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 5
at Phoenix, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 19
vs. Chicago, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 26
at Colorado, 5:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 30
vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 3
vs. Calgary, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 7
vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 9
vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 10
at Calgary, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 17
at San Jose, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 11
at Edmonton, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Jan. 21
vs. Calgary, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 23
vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 2 vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 4
vs. Detroit, 8:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 8
at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 11
at Ottawa, 12:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 2
vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 12
vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Apr. 7
at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. (CBC) 

Florida (0 on NBC, 1 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 0 on NHL Network)
Oct. 11 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)

Los Angeles (1 on NBC, 5 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 7 on NHL Network) 
Oct. 7
vs. NY Rangers, 10:00 a.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 19
vs. Detroit, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 22
at St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 3
vs. Montreal, 12:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 17
at Detroit, 4:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 4
at Carolina, 4:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 7
at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 22
at Colorado, 6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 25
vs. Chicago, 5:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 28
at Minnesota, 4:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Mar. 11
at Chicago, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 24
vs. Boston, 6:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Apr. 7
at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network) 

Minnesota (1 on NBC, 9 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 1 on NHL Network) 
Oct. 18
vs. Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 22
at Vancouver, 3:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 28 vs. Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 14
vs. Chicago, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 10
vs. San Jose, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 24
at Colorado, 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 14
vs. Anaheim, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 19
vs. Boston, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
Feb. 28
vs. Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 6
at Colorado, 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 25
at Washington, 4:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

Montreal (28 on CBC, 15 on TSN)
Oct. 6
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 9
at Winnipeg, 5:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 15
vs. Colorado, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 18
vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 22
vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 26
vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 29
vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 5
at NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 12
at Nashville, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 16
vs. Carolina, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 19
vs. NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 26
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 3
at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 10
at New Jersey, 1:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 15
vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 17
vs. New Jersey, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 21
at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 31
at Florida, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 4
vs. Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Jan. 7
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 12
at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Jan. 14
vs. Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 18
vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Jan. 21
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 25
vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 4
vs. Washington, 2:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 5
vs. Winnipeg, 2:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 11
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 15
vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 19
vs. New Jersey, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 24
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 1
vs. Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 3 vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 10
at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 12 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. (TSN) 
Mar. 14 vs. Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 16
at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 17
vs. NY Islanders, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 24
at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 30
at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 31
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Apr. 4
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Apr. 7
vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)

Nashville (0 on NBC, 2 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 1 on NHL Network)
Jan. 1 vs. Calgary, 5:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 17
at NY Rangers, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 25
at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

New Jersey (0 on NBC, 7 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 3 on NHL Network)
Nov. 8 vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 11
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 12
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 16
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 10
vs. Montreal, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 12
at Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 4 vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 19
at Montreal, 6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 27
at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 19
at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

NY Islanders (0 on NBC, 1 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 1 on NHL Network)
Nov. 7 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Mar. 31
vs. Boston, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network) 

NY Rangers (5 on NBC, 11 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 15 on NHL Network)
Oct. 7 at Los Angeles, 1:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 8
at Anaheim, 1:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 29
vs. Ottawa, 3:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 31
vs. San Jose, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 3
vs. Anaheim, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 5
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 19
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 25
at Washington, 4:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 26
vs. Philadelphia, 2:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 29
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 23
vs. Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 28
at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 2
at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. (NBC)
Jan. 6
at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 14
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 15
at Monreal, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 17
vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 19
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 21
at Boston, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 1
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 12
vs. Washington, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Feb. 16
vs. Chicago, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 27
vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 2
at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 4
vs. Boston, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 9
at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 13
vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 15
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 19
vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 21
vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 30
vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Apr. 1
vs. Boston, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Apr. 7 vs. Washington, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN)

Ottawa (19 on CBC, 10 on TSN)
Oct. 8 at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 11
vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 15
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 22
vs. Columbus, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 25
at Carolina, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 29
at NY Rangers, 3:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 1
at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 5
vs. Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 9
vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 12
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 3
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 7
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 10
vs. Vancouver, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 14
vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 20
vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 31
at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 14
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 4
vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 11
vs. Edmonton, 2:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 22
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 25
vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 2
vs. Chicago, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 10
vs. Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 14
at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 16
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 17
vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 24
at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. (CBC)
Apr. 7 at New Jersey, 3:00 p.m. (CBC)

Philadelphia (7 on NBC, 6 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 13 on NHL Network)
Oct. 6 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 20 vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 2
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 9
at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 26
at NY Rangers, 2:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 7
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 8
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 10
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 15
at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 17
vs. Boston, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 21
at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 23
at NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 2
vs. NY Rangers, 1:00 p.m. (NBC)
Jan. 22
vs. Boston, TBD (NBC Flex/RSN)
Feb. 9 vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 12
at Detroit, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Feb. 18
vs. Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 4
at Washington, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 10
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 17
at Boston, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 18
vs. Pittsburgh, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 22
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 24
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 26
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 1
at Pittsburgh, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Apr. 7
at Pittsburgh, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN)

Phoenix (0 on NBC, 4 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 0 on NHL Network)
Dec. 5 at Chicago, 6:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Feb. 6
vs. Detroit, 6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 20
at Dallas, 5:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 6
at St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

Pittsburgh (6 on NBC, 10 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 13 on NHL Network)
Oct. 6 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 11
vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 13
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 18
at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 15
vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 17
at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 26
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 1
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 8
at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 20
vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 6
vs. NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 11
at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 19
at NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 20
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 22
vs. Washington, TBD (NBC Flex/RSN)
Feb. 4
at Boston, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 11
vs. Winnipeg, 2:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 18
at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 19
at Buffalo, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Feb. 25
vs. Tampa Bay, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 29
at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 7
vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 11
vs. Boston, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 15
at NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 18
at Philadelphia, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Apr. 1
vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Apr. 3
at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 7
vs. Philadelphia (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN) 

San Jose (1 on NBC, 5 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 3 on NHL Network)
Oct. 28 at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 31
at NY Rangers, 4:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 13
at Colorado, 6:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 2
at Vancouver, 5:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 10
at Minnesota, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 21
at Vancouver, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 13
at Washington, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 19
at Detroit, 9:30 a.m. (NBC)
Apr. 7 vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

St. Louis (1 on NBC, 8 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 1 on NHL Network)
Nov. 22 vs. Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 6
vs. Detroit, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 26
vs. Dallas, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 27
at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 16
vs. Dallas, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 23
at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 19
at Chicago, 11:30 a.m. (NBC)
Mar. 17
at Tampa Bay, 6:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Apr. 4
vs. Detroit, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 6
vs. Phoenix, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

Tampa Bay (0 on NBC, 10 on VERSUS/NBCSN, 11 on NHL Network)
Oct. 8 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 10
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 25
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 4
vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 9
vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 17
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 28
at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 30 at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Dec. 10
at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 12
vs. New Jersey, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 13
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 31
vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 7
vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 18
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 25
at Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 2
vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 8
at Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 17
vs. St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 26
at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 27
at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 2
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

Toronto (24 on CBC, 17 on TSN)
Oct. 6 vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 15
vs. Calgary, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 19
vs. Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 20
at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 22
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 27
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 29
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 2
at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 5
vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 10
at St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 12
vs. Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 19
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 30
vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 3
at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 16
at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 17
vs. Vancouver, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 23
at NY Islanders, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 31
at Winnipeg, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 7
vs. Detroit, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 13
at Buffalo, 7:30 (TSN)
Jan. 14 vs. NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 19
vs. Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Jan. 21
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 31
at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 1
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 4
at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 9
at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 11
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 18
at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 23
vs. San Jose, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 25
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 29
at Chicago, 8:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 3
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 7
at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 10
vs. Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 17
at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 24
vs. NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 29
vs. Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 31
vs. Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Apr. 7
at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)

Vancouver (15 on CBC, 10 on TSN)
Oct. 6 vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 12
at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 15
at Edmonton, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 18
vs. NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 29
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 1 at Calgary, 6:30 p.m. (TSN)
Nov. 26
at San Jose, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 10
at Ottawa, 4:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 17
at Toronto, 4:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 21
vs. Detroit, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 28
at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Dec. 31
at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 31
vs. Chicago, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 11
at Calgary, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 18
at Winnipeg, 4:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 3
vs. Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 10
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 17
vs. Columbus, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 21
at Chicago, 5:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 24
at Colorado, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 26
vs. Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 30
vs. Dallas, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 31
vs. Calgary, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)
Apr. 3
vs. Anaheim, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Apr. 7
vs. Edmonton, 7:00 p.m. (CBC)

Washington (5 on NBC, 10 on NBCSN, 14 on NHL Network)
Oct. 10
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Oct. 13
at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 20
at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Oct. 22
vs. Detroit, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 1
vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Nov. 11
at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 12
vs. New Jersey, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Nov. 25
vs. NY Rangers, 4:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 1
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Dec. 28
vs. NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 11
vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Jan. 13
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Jan. 22
at. Pittsburgh, TBD (NBC Flex/RSN)
Jan. 31
at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 5
vs. Boston, 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 12
at NY Rangers, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Feb. 13
vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 18
at Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Feb. 20
at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Feb. 25
at Toronto, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 4
vs. Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 8
vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 10
at Boston, 1:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 18
at Chicago, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN)
Mar. 22
at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 25
vs. Minnesota, 5:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mar. 29
at Boston, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Mar. 31
vs. Montreal, 7:00 p.m. (NHL Network)
Apr. 2
vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Apr. 7
at NY Rangers, TBD (NBC Flex/NBCSN/RSN)

Winnipeg (21 on CBC, 5 on TSN)
Oct. 9 vs. Montreal, 4:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 13
at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 15
at Phoenix, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 19
at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. (TSN)
Oct. 22
vs. Carolina, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Oct. 29
at Tampa Bay, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 5
at New Jersey, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 12 at Columbus, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 19
vs. Philadelphia, 2:00 p.m. (CBC)
Nov. 26
at Boston, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 3
vs. New Jersey, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 10
at Detroit, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 17
vs. Anaheim, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Dec. 31
vs. Toronto, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 4
at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. (TSN)
Jan. 7
at Buffalo, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 14
vs. New Jersey, 2:00 p.m. (CBC)
Jan. 21
vs. Florida, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 5
at Montreal, 1:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 11
at Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. (CBC)
Feb. 17 vs. Boston, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)
Feb. 25
vs. St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 24
at Nashville, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Mar. 28
vs. NY Rangers, 6:00 p.m. (TSN)
Mar. 31
at Tampa Bay, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)
Apr. 7
vs. Tampa Bay, 6:00 p.m. (CBC)

HNIC To Air 109 Games

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA returns this September with a total of 29 all-Canadian match-ups

and the game’s biggest stars, announcing a 109-game broadcast schedule (including pre-season games) for the

2011-12 season. The 2011-12 schedule features 22 Winnipeg Jets games, 28 Montreal Canadiens games, 26

Toronto Maple Leafs games, 20 Ottawa Senators games, 17 Vancouver Canucks games, 13 Edmonton Oilers

games and 12 Calgary Flames games.

 

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will get fans primed for the season with two pre-season Saturday

night doubleheaders, on Sept. 24 with Toronto at Buffalo and Anaheim at Vancouver, and Oct. 1 with Detroit at

Toronto and Edmonton at Vancouver. The re-born Winnipeg Jets will be seen for the first time on Sept. 26 in

the Kraft Hockeyville game against Ottawa.

 

The 59th regular season of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA begins Thursday, Oct. 6, with NHL Face-

Off featuring an Original Six contest between Montreal and Toronto, at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Pittsburgh

battling Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET. The action continues on Saturday, Oct. 8, as pre-game show Scotiabank

Hockey Tonight makes its regular season debut at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Ottawa at Toronto at 7 p.m. ET,

and then Pittsburgh at Calgary at 10 p.m. ET. The next day on Sunday, Oct. 9, the Jets make their return to the

NHL at home against the Canadiens at 5 pm ET.

 

Once again, all season long viewers will be able to watch the CBC game of their choice with live and on-

demand streaming of all games, special features and much more, available at CBCSports.ca.

 

CBC remains the home of the NHL’s marquee events including the 2012 NHL All-Star Super Skills and 59th

NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 28/29 from Ottawa, and the 12th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada from

Prince Edward Island on Feb. 11. The NHL regular season will wrap on April 7, and the season culminates

with the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and CBC’s exclusive coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. Complete

broadcast details for the upcoming season of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will be available in the

coming weeks. Additional games may be added to the broadcast schedule closer to the start of the season.

 

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The

Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,

television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only

domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal

languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75

years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.

 

NBC and VERSUS/NBCSN To Air 100 Games, Hockey Central is Now NHL Live

NEW YORK (August 18, 2011) –The NBC Sports Group today announced its plans for the 2011-12 NHL season, the first under the new 10-year partnership, by offering hockey fans more coverage than ever. The schedule is highlighted by 100 regular-season games across NBC and VERSUS, which will be re-branded the NBC Sports Network midway through the season on January 2; expanded exclusive cable coverage, including Wednesday and Sunday nights, and live 30-minute pre- and post-game shows for every game on VERSUS; the return of Hockey Day in America on NBC and NHL All-Star Weekend on VERSUS; the introduction of a Thanksgiving Friday NBC broadcast; and national distribution of all Stanley Cup Playoff games.

 

As a result of the historic 10-year television and media rights agreement between the NHL and the NBC Sports Group which takes the partnership through the 2020-21 season, there will be major additions to both NBC’s and VERSUS’ schedules during the 2011-2012 season that will benefit hockey fans, including:

 

A new tradition will begin this year when NBC commences its broadcast coverage on Friday, November 25, at 1 p.m. ET, the day after Thanksgiving, with an original-six match-up featuring the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins against the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings.

Exclusive cable coverage on VERSUS on Wednesday nights, added games on Sunday nights, including many exclusive nights, to provide VERSUS with 90 nights of exclusive NHL coverage (up from 54 last season).

A new live pre- and post-game show, NHL Live, before and after every telecast on VERSUS with up-to-the-minute information and expert analysis.

NBC and NBC Sports Network will televise 10 games in the final seven days of the regular season leading into the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a triple-header on Saturday, April 7.

For the first time ever, all Stanley Cup Playoff games will be televised nationally on an NBCU platform and exclusive coverage of the postseason begins with the Conference Semifinals.

NHL FACEOFF™ – The season faces-off on VERSUS with seven games in the first seven days starting with a double-header on Thursday, October 6, when the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the 2011 Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at 10 p.m. ET. The action continues with NHL Premiere™ Games, two overseas telecasts live from Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, October 7, as the New York Rangers take on the Los Angeles Kings at 1 p.m. ET and on Saturday, October 8, when the Rangers battle the Anaheim Ducks at 1 p.m. ET. VERSUS’ exclusive coverage continues with games on Monday, Tuesday and, new this year, a nationally exclusive ‘Game of the Week’ on Wednesday night, beginning the week of October 10.

 

REGULAR SEASON –

 

 

THANKSGIVING: NBC commences its broadcast coverage earlier than ever with a special original-six match-up on Friday, November 25, at 1 p.m. ET, the day after Thanksgiving. The Stanley Cup Champion Bruins will host the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings live from the TD Bank Garden in Boston.

NBC’S “GAME OF THE WEEK”: NBC will continue its national “Game of the Week” coverage on Sundays, debuting on January 14 with an inter-division battle between rivals Chicago and Detroit from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. For the fifth straight season, the NHL and NBC Sports will utilize “flex” scheduling to choose the game that will air in the “Game of the Week” window. Beginning on Sunday March 4, one of the flex games not chosen to air on NBC will be chosen to air nationally on NBC Sports Network on Sunday night.

HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA: “Hockey Day in America,” launched last season to celebrate America’s passion for hockey, is scheduled for Sunday, February 19, this season and will once again feature six hours of coverage and eight teams from some of the most avid U.S. hockey markets. The coverage will start at noon ET with three regional games with staggered starts (Pittsburgh at Buffalo, San Jose at Detroit, St. Louis at Chicago) followed by a national broadcast of Boston at Minnesota at 3 p.m. ET.

MORE EXCLUSIVE NIGHTS: VERSUS will introduce several enhancements to its schedule this year, including two new nights of nationally exclusive games, a live pre- and post-game show before/after every telecast called NHL Live, and the return of NHL Overtime. In addition to televising games on Monday and Tuesday nights, as VERSUS has done for the past six years, the network will now add a nationally exclusive ‘Game of the Week’ telecast on Wednesday night and, starting in January, additional Sunday night games, including many exclusive nights. For the first time, “flex” scheduling (beginning March 4) will be utilized to choose the game that will air in the Sunday night window.

ALL-STAR WEEKEND: VERSUS, which will be re-branded NBC Sports Network on January 2, will continue to televise NHL All-Star weekend, which includes the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft, NHL Skills Competition and the NHL All-Star Game the weekend of January 27, 2012. Last year’s All-Star Game, which benefited from receiving cross-channel NBCU promotion, was the most-watched NHL All-Star Game in VERSUS history.

PRODUCTION – The NBC Sports Group will continue to showcase NHL games with best-in-class production enhancements for its hockey coverage and will produce all NHL games airing on NBC and VERSUS, allowing for more interactivity between the NBC and VERSUS NHL telecasts. Following the formation of the NBC Sports Group in January, VERSUS adopted numerous NBC Sports’ production and programming elements for the network’s NHL telecasts, such as the “Inside the Glass” philosophy.

 

RATINGS – The NBC Sports Group will enter the season with viewership momentum across both NBC and VERSUS. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and Vancouver was watched by 8.54 million people, making it the most-watched NHL game in 38 years. This milestone came after last season’s NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic on NBC was the most-watched regular-season game in the U.S in 36 years. After garnering the cable network’s most-watched regular season in history, VERSUS capped off the season by recording the most watched Stanley Cup Playoffs on cable since 2002.

 

VERSUS RE-BRAND – As part of a new strategy to bring all four tiers of its assets (broadcast network, two national cable networks, 11 regional sports networks and digital) into a consistent framework of branding, VERSUS will be re-named the NBC Sports Network. In addition, the NBC Sports Group will implement a redesigned NBC Sports logo. Both changes take effect January 2, 2012.

 

NBC 2011-12 NHL regular-season schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

 

DATE GAME TIME

 

Fri., Nov. 25 Detroit at Boston 1 p.m.

 

Sun. Jan. 2 New York Rangers @ Philadelphia 1 p.m.

 

Sat., Jan. 14 Chicago at Detroit 12:30 p.m.

 

Sun., Jan. 22 Was at Pit or Bos @ Phi 12:30 p.m.

 

Sun., Feb. 12 TBD 12:30 p.m.

 

Sun., Feb. 19 Pit @ Buff / SJ @ Det / STL @ Chi 12 p.m.

 

Boston at Minnesota 3 p.m.

 

Sun., March 4 Bos @ NYR or Phi @ Wash 12:30 p.m.

 

Sun., March 11 LA @ Chi or Bos @ Pit 12:30 p.m.

 

Sun., March 18 Pit @ Phi or Was @ Chi 12:30 p.m.

 

Sun., April 1 Bos @ NYR or Phi @ Pit 12:30 p.m.

 

Sat., April 7 Was @ NYR or Phi @ Pit or Chi @ Det or Buf @ Bos TBD

 

 

VERSUS 2011-12 NHL regular-season schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

 

DATE GAME TIME (ET)

 

Thurs., Oct. 6 Philadelphia at Boston 7 p.m.

 

Pittsburgh at Vancouver 10 p.m.

 

Fri., October 7 New York Rangers/Los Angeles* 1 p.m.

 

Sat., October 8 New York Rangers/Anaheim* 1 p.m.

 

Mon., October 10 Tampa Bay at Washington 7 p.m.

 

Tues., October 11 Florida at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., October 12 Boston at Carolina 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., October 17 Colorado at Toronto 7 p.m.

 

Tues., October 18 Pittsburgh at Minnesota 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., October 25 Tampa Bay at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., October 31 San Jose at New York Rangers 7 p.m.

 

Tues., November 1 Anaheim at Washington 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., November 2 Philadelphia at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., November 7 New York Islanders at Boston 7 p.m.

 

Tues., November 8 Carolina at New Jersey 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., November 9 Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., November 14 Buffalo at Montreal 7 p.m.

 

Tues., November 15 Colorado at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., November 16 New Jersey at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., November 21 Boston at Montreal 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., November 22 Los Angeles at St. Louis 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., November 28 Tampa Bay at Minnesota 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., November 29 Pittsburgh at New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., November 30 Tampa Bay at Detroit 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., December 5 Phoenix at Chicago 8 p.m.

 

Tues., December 6 Detroit at St. Louis 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., December 7 Philadelphia at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., December 12 New Jersey at Tampa Bay 7 p.m.

 

Tues., December 13 San Jose at Colorado 9 p.m.

 

Wed., December 14 Chicago at Minnesota 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., December 19 Anaheim at Dallas 8 p.m.

 

Tues., December 20 Chicago at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., December 21 Philadelphia at Dallas 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., December 26 Dallas at St. Louis 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., December 27 St. Louis at Detroit 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., December 28 New York Rangers at Washington 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., January 2 San Jose at Vancouver 8 p.m.

 

Tues., January 3 Detroit at Dallas 8 p.m.

 

Wed., January 4 Boston at New Jersey 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., January 8 Detroit at Chicago 7:30p.m.

 

Tues., January 10 San Jose at Minnesota 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., January 11 Pittsburgh at Washington 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., January 15 New York Rangers at Montreal 7 p.m.

 

Mon., January 16 Dallas at St. Louis 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., January 17 Nashville at New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., January 18 Buffalo at Chicago 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., January 23 St. Louis at Detroit** 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., January 24 Minnesota at Colorado 9 p.m.

 

Wed., January 25 Detroit at Montreal 7:30 p.m.

 

Fri., January 27 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft TBD

 

Sat., January 28 NHL Skills Competition TBD

 

Sun., January 29 NHL All-Star Game TBD

 

Tues., January 31 Washington at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., February 1 New York Rangers at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., February 5 Boston at Washington 12:30 p.m.

 

Mon., February 6 Detroit at Phoenix 8 p.m.

 

Tues., February 7 Los Angeles at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., February 8 Boston at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., February 12 Philadelphia at Detroit 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., February 13 San Jose at Washington 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., February 14 Anaheim at Minnesota 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., February 15 Boston at Montreal 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., February 19 New Jersey at Montreal 6 p.m.

 

Mon., February 20 Washington at Carolina 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., February 21 Detroit at Chicago 8 p.m.

 

Wed., February 22 Los Angeles at Colorado 9 p.m.

 

Sun., February 26 Chicago at Anaheim 7 p.m.

 

Mon., February 27 New Jersey at New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., February 28 Los Angeles at Minnesota 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., February 29 Pittsburgh at Dallas 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., March 4 Bos @ NYR or Phi @ Wash 7 p.m.

 

Mon., March 5 Buffalo at Winnipeg 8 p.m.

 

Tues., March 6 Minnesota at Colorado 9 p.m.

 

Wed., March 7 Toronto at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., March 11 LA @ Chi or Bos @ Pit 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., March 12 Anaheim at Colorado 9 p.m.

 

Tues., March 13 Carolina at New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., March 14 Colorado at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., March 18 Pit @ Phi or Was @ Chi 7 p.m.

 

Mon., March 19 New Jersey at New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., March 20 Phoenix at Dallas 8 p.m.

 

Wed., March 21 Detroit at New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., March 25 Minnesota at Washington 5 p.m.

 

Nashville at Chicago 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., March 26 Tampa Bay at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.

 

Tues., March 27 Tampa Bay at Boston 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., March 28 Detroit at Columbus 7:30 p.m.

 

Sun., April 1 Bos @ NYR or Phi @ Pit 7:30 p.m.

 

Mon., April 2 Washington at Tampa Bay 7 p.m.

 

Tues., April 3 Pittsburgh at Boston 7:30 p.m.

 

Wed., April 4 Detroit at St. Louis 7:30 p.m.

 

Thurs., April 5 Columbus at Colorado 9 p.m.

 

Fri., April 6 Phoenix at St. Louis 7:30 p.m.

 

Sat., April 7 (Two Games, TBD) TBD

 

* NHL Premiere™ Games in Europe

TSN Will Air 151 Games Across Two Networks

Toronto, ON (August 18, 2011) – The NHL’s biggest stars are lacing ‘em up on Canada’s Sports Leader, as TSN and TSN2 deliver the nation’s favourite pastime to fans from coast to coast with its 151-game 2011-12 NHL ON TSN broadcast schedule – the most games ever for TSN platforms.

 

All TSN and TSN2 NHL games are available live on TSN Mobile TV.

 

The national broadcast package is part of TSN and TSN2’s multi-year, multimedia rights agreement with the NHL. A total of 77 regular season games will air on TSN, with 73 games featuring at least one Canadian team. TSN retains English-language exclusivity of WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY with a total of 30 games including four double-headers, during which there are no other national or local NHL telecasts. TSN also tees up the regular season with pre-season action featuring Canadian clubs.

 

TSN2’s regular season schedule features an additional 74 exclusive live NHL games.

 

“With the Canucks’ Stanley Cup run and the Jets’ return to Winnipeg, Canadians can’t wait for the puck to drop on the new NHL season. This year we’ll be giving fans more NHL coverage than ever before with 151 games on TSN and TSN2,” said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN. “In addition to live games, Canadian hockey fans also receive all-encompassing coverage of their favourite NHL teams on all of TSN’s broadcast, digital, online and mobile platforms.”

 

Regular season coverage on TSN gets underway on Friday, Oct. 7 with an NHL Premiere game from Europe, as the NY Rangers take on the LA Kings at 1 p.m. ET in Stockholm, Sweden. TSN2 also has NHL coverage from overseas at 1 p.m. ET, with the Anaheim Ducks facing off against the Buffalo Sabres in Helsinki, Finland.

 

TSN returns to North America with a trio of games the following week featuring match-ups with Minnesota @ Ottawa (October 11), Winnipeg @ Chicago (October 13), plus Vancouver @ Philadelphia during the network’s marquee WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY (October 12). (See schedule below.)

 

Highlights of the NHL ON TSN schedule include four all-Canadian match-ups featuring Winnipeg @ Toronto (October 19), Vancouver @ Calgary (November 1), Winnipeg @ Montreal (January 4) and Ottawa @ Montreal (March 14). Headlining the NHL ON TSN’s Canadian team coverage during the regular season is 17 Toronto games along with 15 Montreal games, 10 games for Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, and five games for Winnipeg.

 

Additional highlights of the NHL ON TSN regular season schedule include:

• 17 double-headers on TSN/TSN2

• 14 Original Six match-ups

• 16 games featuring Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks

• 14 games featuring Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals

• 12 games featuring Tim Thomas and the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins

• 11 games featuring Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins

• Dany Heatley’s return to Ottawa with the Minnesota Wild on October 11

 

In addition to its package of regular season games, TSN has live coverage of the first three rounds of the STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS, exclusive Canadian coverage of the NHL DRAFT LOTTERY and the NHL ENTRY DRAFT.

 

TSN’s NHL coverage will be complemented with extensive daily NHL news coverage on TSN.ca along with daily hockey news shows THAT’S HOCKEY, and THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE and reports on SPORTSCENTRE, OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG and THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE.

 

TSN will confirm its schedule for regional Montreal Canadiens games in the coming weeks.

 

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and Canada’s most-watched specialty network. Delivering more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada, TSN’s comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, the IIHF World Junior Championship, Season of Champions Curling, Golf’s Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, Grand Slam Tennis, EURO 2012 and 2016, the Tour de France, NCAA March Madness tournament and Championship Boxing events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry-leading sports website TSN.ca. Official broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games, TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

NHL Press Release

NEW YORK (August 18, 2011) – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today the television schedules for national partners NBC Sports, VERSUS, CBC, TSN, TSN2, RDS and NHL Network U.S. for the 2011-12 NHL regular-season.

 

In the U.S., NBC Sports and VERSUS, which will be re-named NBC Sports Network effective Jan. 2, enter the first season of the landmark 10-year agreement between the NHL and NBC Sports Group announced in April. This marks the seventh consecutive season each network has been a national television partner. In Canada, CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada begins its 59th regular-season of NHL® broadcasts. TSN, whose relationship with the NHL dates back to 1987, continues as the national English-language cable partner. French-language telecast partner RDS has been televising NHL games since its inception in 1989 and enters its ninth consecutive season presenting every Montreal Canadiens game.

 

NBC Sports and VERSUS this season are offering hockey fans more coverage than ever. The schedule is highlighted by 100 regular-season games across NBC and VERSUS, which will be re-branded the NBC Sports Network on January 2. The coverage includes exclusive cable coverage on Wednesday nights, added games on Sunday nights including many exclusive nights, and live 30-minute pre- and post-game shows for every game on VERSUS. NHL Overtime also returns this season.

 

A new tradition will begin this year on NBC when the network starts its NHL broadcast coverage on Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S., with a 1 p.m. ET original-six match-up featuring the Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings in Boston. This will be the earliest in the season an NHL game has appeared on NBC in the past seven seasons.

 

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada features a 109-game broadcast schedule (including pre-season games) for the 2011-12 season, including a total of 29 all-Canadian match-ups. The 2011-12 schedule features 22 Winnipeg Jets games, 28 Montreal Canadiens games, 26 Toronto Maple Leafs games, 20 Ottawa Senators games, 17 Vancouver Canucks games, 13 Edmonton Oilers games and 12 Calgary Flames games.

 

A total of 77 regular season games will air on TSN, with 73 games featuring at least one Canadian team. TSN retains English-language exclusivity of Wednesday Night Hockey with a total of 30 games including four double-headers. TSN also tees up the regular season with pre-season action featuring Canadian clubs. TSN2’s regular season schedule features an additional 74 exclusive live NHL games.

 

RDS will again telecast all 82 Montreal Canadiens games. The network also will televise a package of games featuring other NHL teams and full coverage of the NHL All-Star weekend.

 

NHL Network U.S. this season will televise 78 live games for its American audience, all in HD, focusing on Thursday nights and Saturdays, including some doubleheaders. The last two Stanley Cup champions, the Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, will square off against each other on NHL Network U.S. Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. ET and a special 4 p.m. ET game the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. will feature the Rangers in Washington to face the Capitals. On Saturday evenings, NHL Network U.S. will again incorporate highly acclaimed CBC programming “Coaches Corner” and “Hotstove” into intermission content for American fans, and the network will have U.S. coverage of CBC’s Hockey Day In Canada on Feb. 11.

 

In addition, NHL Network’s signature show, NHL On The Fly™, returns across North America nightly providing highlights and analysis of every NHL game. As always, the network will bring NHL fans exclusive coverage from all of the NHL’s signature events. Information on the dates and times of the NHL Network live-game schedule for Canadian viewers will be released in the near future.

 

The 2011-12 NHL regular-season opens on Thursday, Oct. 6 – just 49 days from today – with NHL Face-Off.™ In both the U.S. and Canada, fans will be treated to a national doubleheader. On VERSUS, the Boston Bruins raise a Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters of TD Garden for the first time since 1972 when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. ET. CBC will open with the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting their long-time rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. Later that night, at 10 p.m. ET, both CBC and VERSUS will have live national coverage from Rogers Arena as the defending Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks host the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

This season, four NHL teams – the Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers – will be playing regular-season games in three European capitals – Stockholm, Helsinki and Berlin – in 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere. VERSUS and TSN on Friday, Oct. 7, present the Kings and Rangers from Stockholm, while the Sabres and Ducks play in Helsinki on TSN2. On Saturday, VERSUS and TSN will televise the Ducks versus the Rangers from Stockholm, while TSN2 has the Kings and Sabres live from Berlin. This is the fifth-straight year the NHL will contest regular-season games overseas and the first NHL game ever in Germany.

 

NHL regular-season play returns to the city of Winnipeg on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. ET when the Jets host the Montreal Canadiens in the first NHL season and home opener in the Manitoba capital since 1995. CBC will have national coverage of the game in Canada, while NHL Network will bring the game to U.S. viewers.

 

The annual Hall of Fame Game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 12, when the Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. ET. CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada will once again provide full coverage of all of the festivities that evening. The Hall of Fame inductions are Monday, Nov. 14.

 

The NHL’s biggest stars gather in Ottawa when the Senators and the city of Ottawa host the 2012 National Hockey League All-Star Celebration with the NHL SuperSkills® on Saturday, January 28, and the 59th NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, January 29. The action from both nights will be covered live by CBC, RDS and NBC Sports Network, with celebrations and events in the city and around the region beginning Thursday, Jan. 26.

 

For the first time in the 12-year history of CBC’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, the network will host the event from Prince Edward Island on Saturday, Feb. 11. All seven NHL teams based in Canada will be in action on CBC during the network’s day-long celebration of the sport.

 

NBC Sports this season presents “Hockey Day in America” on Sunday, Feb. 19, featuring six hours of coverage and eight teams from some of the most avid U.S. hockey markets. The coverage will start at noon ET with three regional games with staggered starts (Pittsburgh at Buffalo, San Jose at Detroit, St. Louis at Chicago) followed by a national broadcast of Boston at Minnesota at 3 p.m. ET.

 

In the 2010-11 season, the NHL and its television partners continued across-the-board growth while reaching new ratings and viewership records, including:

 

· The highest average North American audience for a Stanley Cup Final in history across NBC, VERSUS, CBC and RDS.

 

· The highest viewership for any NHL game ever on CBC (Stanley Cup Final Game 7) and the highest viewership in CBC history for the opening round of the playoffs.

 

· The highest viewership for any NHL game on U.S. television in 38 years for NBC’s coverage of Stanley Cup Final Game 7.

 

· The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on NBC was the most-watched regular-season NHL game in the U.S. in 36 years.

 

· TSN’s regular season viewership increased by eight percent.

 

· VERSUS in 2010-11 televised the top two and four of the top five most-watched regular season NHL games in the network’s history.

 

The 2011-12 NHL Television Schedule Is …

Here. Press releases, superschedule and team-by-team schedule and commentary coming shortly.